Dale A. Mott is a highly-creative, results-driven resource development professional with 25 years’ experience and expertise generating revenue for and increasing the profile of expanding global, national and local nonprofit organizations. Prior to becoming the director of external relations for Halcyon, Mott served as director of strategic advancement for Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, where he raised $20 million for the theater’s capital campaign including funding for POWER PLAYS— a commissioning project goaled to confirm 25 new plays celebrating American power and politics from 1776 to the present.
Prior to Arena Stage, Mott served as director of development for The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art. He has enjoyed leadership positions for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, CARE, and Accordia Global Health Foundation. Mott completed graduate work at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, after earning a B.A. in sociology with high honors from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. He is member of the Board of Directors of Cultural DC, and is active with the Washington Project for the Arts and The Agora Culture’s Art on the Vine—a Martha’s Vineyard-based summer visual art fair featuring established African American artists. He and his partner, Kenneth P. Hyle, Jr., who serves as senior deputy general counsel for the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prison, are active art collectors.